“Before and After – Four SAM Renovation Finalists”
Featured in Home Builder Magazine – March/April 2014
Bathroom by TQ Construction Ltd., Burnaby, B.C.
It is possible to visually “enlarge” a space without altering the footprint. In the case of this bathroom it started by removing a cramped dual-sink counter, creating space for a double-sized shower with a frame-less glass door, built-in bench (heated for comfort), rain shower head, hand wand, and a trio of blind-hung, glass corner shelves. The no-barrier threshold enhances the room’s open ambiance and helps future-proof for clients who want the ability to age-in place. A new bathtub includes a hand-held shower wand for a bathing alternative. His-and-hers sinks feature matched, individual vanities with farm-style square sinks, floating cabinets, and mirrored medicine cabinets framed by double-sconce lighting. Minimalist faucets/fixtures remove visually distracting clutter and reinforce the theme of elegant simplicity. The toilet was relocated and a privacy wall added. A dated glass-block faux window above the tub was covered with translucent, sandblasted glass and framed with low-profile moulding.